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PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

December 5

Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct. It seems that within t...

A Republican presidency would be a disaster for religious tolerance

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 3

Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

The current Republican platform claims that education includes the importance of “the handing over of a cultural identity.” Such a cultural identity within the republican psyche includes an evangelical conception of Christianit...

Bernie Sanders’ disastrous trade proposal

By Nicholas Golina, Student Writer

April 20

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would renegotiate every trade deal made by the United States under new criteria. Sanders claims the U.S. can do this ...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achieveme...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer

March 16

Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but I’ve got a 3.8. They don’...

Political apathy on campus

By Alex Belovich

March 9

Filed under Letters to the Editor

The March 3rd edition of The Buchtelite asked what students thought about Clinton and Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday. What shocked me is that some of the respondents didn’t seem to know or care about the Super Tuesday primaries,...

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 9

Filed under Editorials

No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his intent to finance the program...

It’s wrong not to use your right

By Diana Nikolic, Student Writer

March 7

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Having moved to Akron, Ohio from Australia, I have always wondered why voting, by many, is considered unimportant in the United States. Being born and raised in a country that enforces mandatory voting, I consider voting a nec...

#NeverTrump

By Youngbin Jeong

March 2

Filed under Letters to the Editor

On social media, #NeverTrump is the one of the biggest movements related to the presidential race. Despite Donald Trump’s audacious insults towards women, Hispanics, Muslims, the disabled, and immigrants, he is receiving abu...

What Trump gets wrong about gun violence

By Paul Clifford

November 18

Filed under Guest Viewpoints

During a Student Government-organized Town Hall meeting on Nov. 16, students openly asked UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns, and the new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams questions about several prevalent issues ...

Students face off, civilly

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

November 2

Filed under News

The College Republicans and the College Democrats met in Kolbe Hall last Thursday, Oct. 29, for their first annual debate. The event was hosted by No Labels of Akron and Pi Sigma Alpha.   The purpose of the event was to “foster ...

Islamic Fundamentalists: Which ones are you okay with?

By David Trujillo, Student Writer

March 30

Filed under Opinion

The world has been festering in anger, disgust, shock, and revulsion since the unchecked cruelty of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) went mainstream in the west with the beheading of journalist James Foley. Mass...

A cure for executive overreach

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

February 18

Filed under Opinion

At the conclusion of the 18th century, America became a free nation. Our nation’s declaration was signed in blood as well as in ink. The intent was to create a free society where one could practice their faith freely and not...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 12

Filed under News

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to create a nine-member Task...

The media is failing the US

November 29

Filed under Arts & Life

Written by: Branden Szabo This is what ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper said in August, as published in the Weekly Standard. I know the notion of liberal bias in the media is often met with laughter, but if you think tha...

Our View: Why you wanna leave now?

November 15

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Abigail Chaff Have you heard the news? According to whitehouse.gov, thousands of people from 36 states want to secede from the United States and form their own governments. Since the reelection of President Obama,...

Voting Rights Act affects people years later

November 8

Filed under News

Written by: Emily Barry The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, states that “No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or ap...

Obama to stay four more years

November 8

Filed under News

Written by: Katelyn Freil President Barack Obama was reelected on Tuesday for a second term as the president of the United States. For every student at The University of Akron that is happy with the results of the election,...

Presidential debates important, not enough to sway some students

November 8

Filed under News

Written by: Victoria Barrientos Many students looked to presidential debates to cast an informed vote in the first election in which they were eligible to vote. Whether the debates actually swayed their opinions is another issue...

Lies, money and the media

November 8

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Matthew Balsinger As this election cycle comes to a close (finally), there are three unprecedented problems with politics and public discourse that I see coming to a head. These problems are not shared by all, and they...

Girl About Campus: Oh, Republican dads

November 8

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Helen Dauka Three roommates. Three best friends. Three non-confrontational people. I am talking about the same three people here, FYI. My roommates and I are pretty tight. Minus the fact that we’re two Democrats an...

Undecided voters running out of time

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Julie Kline Many student voters are still undecided going into Tuesday’s presidential election. “Both men have good ideas, but neither candidate fits my specific needs,” said senior communication major Charli Tra...

Cost of education important to students and candidates

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Joe Zazo Some University of Akron students feel that education plays an important role in the upcoming presidential election, while others are not so sure what either candidate has to offer. According to the U.S. Cens...

First-time voters feeling the heat

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Rosheeda Bryant With just hours left before the close 2012 presidential election, first-time voters at The University of Akron are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and excited. “I am feeling stressed because a lot of...

Campaign ads help some, annoy others

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Alicia Seitz As the polls begin to open and voting starts, student voters are looking for more actual information than just campaign ads. Student voters hear campaign ads every time they turn on the television o...

College Democrats rally for Obama

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Forrest Dukes The College Democrats at The University of Akron (CDUA) have been working hard this semester to get local college students to reelect President Obama. “We need to win this election,” said Christen Co...

Clinton brings Obama campaign to Akron

November 6

Filed under News

Written by: Katelyn Freil and Heather Beyer When President Barack Obama announced his plans to hold a campaign rally at the James A. Rhodes Arena last week, English professor Dr. Bob Pope was reminded of seeing former President...

Exercise your right

November 6

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Abigail Chaff I always felt like I was too cool to vote. I was above the discussions and the arguments that come along with a presidential campaign. How is anyone supposed to choose a leader when, more often than ...

Why choose Obama

November 6

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want to see?” I soon find that...

President Obama to visit UA campus

October 30

Filed under News

Written by: Katelyn Freil President Barack Obama will visit The University of Akron this Wednesday as part of his presidential campaign. The president will speak in the James A. Rhodes Arena. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets ...

Political burnout trending

October 25

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Kara Hemphill With the next presidential election just a couple of weeks away, it’s no surprise that politics have been getting more attention from the media and the public alike. This is the first presidential ele...

NeW celebrates anniversary

October 9

Filed under News

Written by: Katelyn Freil September 29 marked the eighth anniversary of the nation’s Network of enlightened Women (NeW), an organization for conservative university women. “NeW stands for the empowerment of women through...

C-SPAN educates university students

October 4

Filed under News

Written by: Katelyn Freil C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Digital Bus came to campus on Tuesday to offer an educational experience for students and an opportunity for them to look inside the campaign bus. The bus sat outside of the S...

Think before you tweet

October 2

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Beau Brown With the upcoming election, we are up to our knees in U.S. politics, but now many university students are in neck-deep as on-campus politics are poured into the vat. This past month at The University o...

USG senator’s tweet sends LGBTU into protests

October 2

Filed under News

Written by: Heather Beyer and Katelyn Freil The Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender Union student organization at Akron stood their ground on Monday as they protested the Undergraduate Student Government for recent conflict between...

Political student organizations get ready for the upcoming elections

September 18

Filed under News

Written by: Morgan LaVallee In case you’ve forgotten, it’s election season. And with the elections comes a poisonous amount of propaganda and lies from both parties. But political rhetoric aside, this 2012 presidential ele...

The Obama problem

September 6

Filed under Opinion

Written by: Russ Friend The lofty presidential re-election dreams of the Democratic Party are quickly becoming nightmares as President Obama tries to turn his failures into successes. With President Obama’s approval rating ...

I rebel, therefore we exist

September 6

Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Written by: Abigail Chaff I have become astounded by the rampant apathy of the vast majority of students on this campus. You know apathy, right? Or haven’t you ever cared enough to look it up? Well, dictionary.com defines it as ...

The Politics of a Strong Fiscal Policy

September 28

Filed under Opinion

By: Russ Friend Personally, I don't care who created this mess; I blame the American Public because we voted them into office. What I care about is that a strong fiscal policy is created to restore confidence and encourage ec...

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